Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District

The North Plains Groundwater Conservation District located in Dumas, Texas, is charged with conserving, protecting and preserving the Ogallala aquifer and other groundwater resources here in the northern Texas Panhandle. Through our board-implemented water conservation rules, educational programs and District-provided field services, we hope to better serve the stakeholders of the District.

Interested in working at the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District?

Information regarding open positions will be posted on this page. For more information, please contact our main office.

When we have a position open that interests you, please fill out our job application.

Position: Natural Resource Specialist

Reporting Supervisor: Assistant General Manager – Aquifer Science

BASIC FUNCTION:

This position is responsible for performing District field services.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Conducts field inspections and technical work related to district rule compliance and accurately report observations; conducts water quality sampling, water flow testing, and water level measurements from water wells; updates and maintains records for assigned program areas; installs and maintains field equipment associated with assigned program areas; assists staff and cooperators regarding district conservation education programs; and performs other duties as scheduled by the Assistant General Manager.

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must have an Associate Degree or equivalent experience and training, a valid Texas driver’s license and a safe driving record. Possess mechanical aptitude and the ability to work with little direct supervision. Must be able to work well with District staff and groups or individuals with diverse interests; have some familiarity with computers in data entry, record keeping and summary report writing.  Experience related to agricultural or industrial operations a plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Job performance may require: occasional lifting of items such as mechanical equipment, tools, etc. with weights generally not exceeding 50 pounds; considerable walking, standing, stooping, and bending; some occasional irregular work hours and occasional long workdays seldom amounting to more than 50 hours in one work week. The job has low to moderate levels of stress.  The job is performed primarily in a field environment with infrequent and short periods in an office.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1.

Conducts field inspections and technical work related to district rule compliance and accurately reporting observations.

2.

Conducts water quality sampling, water flow testing, and water level measurements from water wells.

3.

Updates and maintains records for assigned program areas. 

4.

Installs and maintains field equipment associated with assigned program areas.

5.

Assists staff and cooperators regarding district conservation education programs.

6.

Fosters a professional working environment and maintaining a positive attitude while conducting District business. This includes, but is not limited to, establishing and maintaining a cooperative working relationship with District personnel, district board members, and the public.

7.

Adheres to all District policies, rules and procedures, as well as state laws governing District operations.

8.

Performs other tasks or assignments as requested by the Assistant General Manager or General Manager.

 

For more information regarding the natural resource specialist position you may contact Dale Hallmark at dhallmark@northplainsgcd.org.

Office Information
P.O. Box 795
603 E. 1st Street
Dumas, TX 79029
806-935-6401 | Main
806-935-6633 | Fax
info@northplainsgcd.org